La Taberna del Alabardero
A PLEASANT EXPERIENCEDining at Taberna del Alabardero over many years has always been an enjoyable occasion for my wife and myself, and now and then for our guests as well. The food, the ambience, the quiet, superb and attentive service, the excellent wines (esp. sangria, made properly with cut fruit), all combine to make a memorable meal and a worthy outing. I only wish we did not have to drive 70 miles from out home in Shepherdstown, WV to enjoy this great pleasure.
Would you consider renting us a 3-b edroom apartment in the adjacent building, for our old age?
Joseph J. Snyder (Jack)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the bestI took my wife to celebrate mother day at La Taberna del Alabardero the food was excellent and the service was the best.the holtess went out side in the rain to catch a taxi for us almost a block away from the restaurant that is a great services. thank you your staff are the best.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodFood way overpriced, poor value.
Ordered Seafood/Lobster Paella $35's (2 Shrimp, 1 Scallop, 1 Oyster, 3 oz of Lobster)
Gambas al Ajillo (Small Shrimp not even 16-20's Size)
The Dessert listed on their website were not available and they had a different dessert menu.
The only highligh about the food was the Dessert Presentation/Creativity.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVisit Spain for dinnerIf you would like to travel quickly from Washington DC to Europe for some good food, just book lunch or dinner at the Taverna del Alabardero. Food is excellent, and service is truly European. No rush, attentive staff, and a knowledgeable head waiter will make your meal experience a virtual trip to Spain.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant and veryBeautiful restaurant and very good food and service.
Great for lunch - nice selection and tables spaced so it is easy to talk with your companion(s)
Would highly recommend.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been to dine hereHadn't been to dine here for a few years. Still wonderful with very attentive staff, great food, and lovely wines. Only negative was a very loud group of eight in the open dining room. Taverna does have a nice private room as well4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every way -Outstanding in every way - made for an exceptional evening - hadn't been in a couple of my last trips to DC, but won't miss it next time!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA surprise find!We visited twice in a week, during a stay near the AKA White House apartments.
On the first occassion we sat in outside, which was very pleasant and slightly less formal than the indoor seating (ensure you get a table at a distance from the smoking area). The Tapas and sangria were delicious and the deserts were amazing. Highly recommended.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is a three-course lunchThere is a three-course lunch option - all three courses were excellent.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding gem of a restaurantExcellent service and outstanding tasty food. Good presentation on all dishes. You are smothered in caring and helpful service3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMake are to ask for the TapasMake are to ask for the Tapas menu. You can make a meal of several shared small bites.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was outstanding,The service was outstanding, everyone was incredibly nice!
The food was amazing, it felt as if where in Spain.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a perfect place toIt was a perfect place to take my newly married friends for a post wedding dinner. He is from Malaga, Spain and since I could not make it to the wedding I wanted to take them to a Spanish restaurant. It was a wonderful evening had by all. Pleasant friendly staff, great food/wine, and ambiance.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)We knew the restaurant in Seattle - unfortunately, closed - so we were expecting to have a good experience when we decided to visit the location in DC. We had a great time, I can safely say that our expectations were exceeded.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Executive Lunch at TabernaThe Executive Lunch at Taberna is a great value.
I rarely rate service "outstanding" but at Taberna last week, that is what they were. I did not like the fish special I ordered and they were quick to make amends for something that wasn't really their problem. I say "they" because several of the staff got involved in making sure I was satisfied.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will never go wrong here!Never Fails to please. Great food, great service and a great Chef!2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "ham plate" is fantastic!!!!The "ham plate" is fantastic!!!! Unfortunately, the paella was just a large plate of rice with two small shrimp and three small bites of salmon on each our plates . . . . Completely disappointing and overpriced. Would like to try it again because it seems like they can do a better job in preparation.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints - a totalNever disappoints - a total food experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM